In Baltimore, the bikes were either stolen or never returned. In New York City, one of the nation’s largest bike-share programs was hit with a record number of thefts in 2015. The same story has repeated worldwide as bike shares grow in number and popularity.
But since a bike-share program launched here in 2015, thefts have been relatively minimal, begging the question: Why?
Compared to the hundreds of thefts reported in the cities mentioned above, Healthy Ride, the non-profit leading Pittsburgh’s program, says it’s seen only 10 thefts over the last two years and “minimal vandalism.”
That’s 10 out of 500 total bikes.